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Office room with chairs at The Implant Center at Comprehensive Dental in Lincoln Park, NJ Dental crowns are prosthetics used to restore damaged teeth to their natural shape, size, strength, and appearance. They are protective covers that encase the entire visible portion of a tooth above the gum line, which restores the tooth's form and function. Crowns are crafted from various materials such as porcelain, ceramic, or metal alloys. The material chosen depends on the specific needs of the patient and the location of the tooth being restored.

How Do I Know If I Need Crowns?

The need for dental crowns comes with cases where a tooth has undergone significant damage due to decay, trauma, or wear. When a tooth is extensively damaged and weakened, a filling does not provide enough support, and a crown becomes necessary to prevent further deterioration, and prevent the loss of the tooth. In addition, crowns are commonly used to cover and protect teeth after a root canal. That procedure may leave the tooth brittle and prone to fracture.

Crowns Process

The process of getting a dental crown starts with an examination of the affected tooth to determine if a crown is the most appropriate treatment. X-rays are necessary to evaluate the extent of the damage, and ensure that the underlying tooth structure is healthy enough to support the crown.

Once it is determined that a crown is needed, the tooth is prepared by removing decayed or damaged portions, and reshaping it to accommodate the crown. Local anesthesia is used to ensure the patient's comfort during the procedure. After the tooth has been prepared, impressions are taken to create a custom crown that matches the tooth and surrounding structures.

In some cases, a temporary crown may be placed over the prepared tooth while the permanent crown is being fabricated. Temporary crowns help protect the prepared tooth, and maintain its function and appearance until the final restoration is ready to be placed.

Once the permanent crown is ready, it is carefully checked for fit, color, and cosmetics before being permanently bonded to the prepared tooth with dental cement. Our team ensures that the crown is properly aligned with the surrounding teeth, and that the patient's bite is comfortable and functional before bonding. With proper care and maintenance, a dental crown lasts for many years, and provides long term support and protection for the restored tooth.

Close up 3D rendering of a dental crown being placed on a shaved down tooth

Crowns Advantages

The biggest advantage of a dental crown is the ability to blend seamlessly with the natural teeth. Crowns create a uniform and gorgeous restored smile. Modern dental materials and techniques allow us to create crowns that closely mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel. This ensures a lifelike result that enhances the patient's smile for years to come.

In addition to restoring the form of a patient's smile, dental crowns improve the function of their bite, and help maintain proper alignment and spacing between the teeth. When we restore the strength and integrity of a compromised tooth with a crown, it improves function, as well as oral health as a whole. Crowns allow patients to eat, speak, and smile with confidence again.
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